The majestic S.S Thistlegorm sank just outside the reef system Sha'ab Ali on the night of the 6th Oct 1941. Guests on M.V Mistral and M.Y Whirlwind had the memorable experience of diving her, on the 70th anniversary of her demise on 6th October 2011. In remembrance of the lives lost our Dive Guides laid a flower on her bow.
Steve Ross. “Today I completed my video archive on the Thislegorm. With Redas local knowledge and willingness to show us something different I got the opportunity to video the boiler from one of the locos on the port side of the boat. Diving on the Thistlegorm is always a pleasure but these last few have been extra special with the things not seen before and diving on the 70th anniversary.”
Rachel Brown. “This ship is awesome, it's like time has stood still. I wanted to see the motorbikes which I did, along with the boots and the train, the overall experience will stay with me for some time!”
Janet. “Thistlegorm - As good as ever. We dived it on the 70th anniversary of the sinking and the night dive was special. We saw a crab releasing its eggs. Ascending on the line with light on the wreck and streams of bubbles was very atmospheric.”
Pat. “The Thistlegorm is awesome, a must for every diver. The night dive was brilliant—atmospheric with the wreck illuminated with torch light.”
“Thistlegorm - vis was 100% better than yesterday, could see both trains from the top of the ship. Took a pic of Captain’s bathroom while wandering inside. Couldn't find the poppy that had been laid on the bow for the anniversary though.”
Mike. “Thistlegorm morning dive was the best as we got in the water before the usual 300 other divers. Visibility was excellent and has made a fantastic video which I can put on you tube when I get home.”